VFACTS: September 2021


Stock shortage resultant from the global microprocessor shortage and price increases from the global COVID-19 pandemic still wasn’t enough to stop the growth of car sales in September.

Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), reports that 83,312 new cars were sold last month, up 20.8 per cent from September 2020. Year to date sales for 2021 currently sit at 816,140 units, up 26.6 per cent on 2020. Representing at continuing demand for new vehicles despite lockdowns and the continual impact of global shortages.  

Victoria recorded a 96.2 per cent increase on vehicles sold during September 2020. 38.4 percent growth was recorded for the Northern Territory, 24.2 Queensland, 29.7 Tasmania, 18.6 South Australia, and 16.6 Western Australia. Down 35.4 percent was the ACT and New South Wales was down 7.9 per cent.  

FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber, said;

“To see an increase of 21 per cent on 2020 figures is definitely encouraging news. For many manufacturers it is bittersweet with the knowledge of what could have been achieved in a normal trading environment.” 

“The Sports Utility Market is up by 25 per cent and the Light Commercial Market up 27 per cent. With over 150 models on offer in these segments, competition amongst brands is delivering the best technology and lowest prices for Australian families looking to break out of lockdown with a road trip.” Weber added. 

It comes as no surprise that Toyota was the market leader in September taking 24 per cent of the overall sales. Mazda followed at 8 per cent, 7 per cent for Ford and 6.5 per cent share for Hyundai. The Ford Ranger jumped to the top of the leader board with 4,192 sales, followed by the Toyota HiLux 3,635 and the Corolla in third with 3,487 new vehicles sold. Of the top 10 vehicles that were sold in September 2021, five were Toyotas.  

Great Wall Motor, COG Aggregation

Brands that saw massive growth include Great Wall Motor (GWM and Haval) up 196.7 per cent, LDV up 50.8 per cent, Jeep up 65.3 per cent, Lexus up 90.3 per cent, Peugeot up 198.2 per cent, and SsangYong up 138.8 per cent. 

Top 10 brands for September 2021 
Rank Brand Sales Change* 
Toyota 20,216 Up 56.3% 
Mazda 6555 Down 6.4% 
Ford 5759 Up 19.6% 
Hyundai 5457 Up 3.5% 
Kia 5155 Up 1.2% 
Mitsubishi 4605 Up 10.2% 
Volkswagen 3791 Up 8.5% 
Isuzu Ute 3130 Up 102.5% 
Subaru 3062 Up 44.4% 
10 MG 3010 Up 93.7% 
Top 10 models for September 2021 
Rank Model Sales Change* 
Ford Ranger 4192 Up 12.5% 
Toyota HiLux 3635 Up 0.7% 
Toyota Corolla 3487 Up 138.5% 
Toyota RAV4 3390 Up 39.3% 
Toyota Prado 2173 Up 165.0% 
Hyundai i30 2034 Up 13.9% 
Isuzu D-Max 1833 Up 64.0% 
Toyota Camry 1610 Up 35.1% 
Mitsubishi ASX 1489 Up 58.4% 
10 Mazda BT-50 1444 Up 176.2%